Colleges of Agriculture and high schools have long recognized that a declining percentage of their students will farm. This has been just one reason for developing programs to prepare an increasing percentage of students for employment in government, farm-related businesses, or other nonfarm jobs. Even if farm youth have less opportunity to farm for themselves, the number of nonmigrant year-round farm employeees has stabilized. Such employment has actually increased in recent years. The Census of Agriculture reported 691,068 regular farm workers in 1954, and a very modest increase to 700,256 in 1959. The figure jumped to 889,581 in 1964.
student attitudes, farm employment, farm workers